The constraints of being a Curmudgeon on health and welfare.

July 31st, 2017 at 11:53:51 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
I've been stocking up on people food for emergency, just tool inventory. Enough soup for a month, lots of other items as well. People laugh at having a deep pantry, but it makes you prepped and easier to make food at home.


I have at least 3 months of canned food
in the pantry. I wait for sales and stock
up. Especially things like Progresso
soup, 19oz cans are a meal. You can get
them half price several times a year.
Dollar Tree is a great place for canned
meats and fish.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 31st, 2017 at 10:25:33 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Mormons keep two years of food on hand.
Amish can their surplus.

Dollar tree can be dented, damaged or stale dated so be careful.

I don't have much room for a larder and never roll down the bag of catfood so it goes stale promptly.

It was good to get out of the house though... found out it was Monday.
August 11th, 2017 at 7:31:31 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Wow. Took one of those Doubleshot espresso thingies and spent two hours passed out on the floor ... got a kick like a Missouri Mule.

Wish I could handle making a real tonic such as:
Forest soda: Local raw forest honey, organic sugar, wild mint, yerba santa, mugwort, yarrow, juniper berries, white fir, Pinyon pine branch, fermented limes (2), fresh lemons (2), manzanita berries.
Wild yeast from local elderberries.

The trouble is that with advancing age there is so much memory loss that I overcharged by electric shaver and now that a replacement has finally arrived, I can't figure out how to insert the various attachements, so I certainly can't manage all these mugwort and lime ferments.
September 5th, 2017 at 7:08:56 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Senility is the pits. I missed Labor Day. Checked the mailbox several times, bought groceries, passed a local watering hole that was unusually crowded and didn't even realize I was missing their annual Labor Day feed. Now I find I have to go shopping again due to this hurricane threat and wait a full year for a free meal.
September 15th, 2017 at 9:28:19 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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IF anyone cares: I've lost my barely habitable housing which is now at the bottom of a lake.
Just got my routing number that fema needs.
I'm tired of macaroni and cheese.
Don't want to see Flax cereal again in my life.
Not too sure the struggle or red tape is worth it all.
Should have brought more pills with me.
fleastiff
September 15th, 2017 at 10:30:09 AM permalink
kenarman
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Well that is the shits. Are you currently in an emergency shelter?
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
September 15th, 2017 at 10:33:03 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Fleastiff
IF anyone cares: I've lost my barely habitable housing which is now at the bottom of a lake.


Does this mean you won't be added to
the Dead pool yet? Shucks..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 15th, 2017 at 1:03:17 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: kenarman
Well that is the shits. Are you currently in an emergency shelter?
Sort of. Its an unofficial and very short term arrangement. Its no longer legally qualified as a shelter. Its just one room in a house now, but its a roof and the AC is presently working.
September 15th, 2017 at 1:04:33 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
Does this mean you won't be added to the Dead pool yet? Shucks..
Sorry to be an endless disappointment to you.
September 15th, 2017 at 1:52:49 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Fleastiff
and the AC is presently working.


Mid-September is still not coolest time in Florida, but I guess it is better than mid-July. You have a better chance of it getting cooler not hotter.
No one has ever proven I am not God.